Becoming a Member

What types of NACCAP memberships are available?

NACCAP offers three different types of memberships …. Institutional - Undergraduate/Graduate/Seminary, Institutional - High School and Associate memberships -  for individuals seeking membership.

What are the qualifications for an institutional membership?

Membership will be limited to those institutions who meet the following criteria:

  • Are committed to a hiring practice that requires a Christian commitment for each full-time faculty member and administrator.
  • Give a consistent indication of subscribing to commonly accepted practices and ethics in areas of mutual concern to the members of the Coalition as indicated in the Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
  • Have a regional accreditation or accreditation through ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education).
  • Are committed to the integration of biblical faith with academics and student life.
  • Must express through its written doctrinal statements and its representatives unreserved subscription to the Doctrinal statement of the Coalition and accept the constitution and by-laws of the organization.
How do I apply for membership?

Colleges or high schools wishing to apply for membership may complete our online application. The application asks for institutional affirmation of and adherence to the membership criteria, and requires the signatures of the applying institution's Chief Enrollment Officer or Guidance Counselor. The completed application must include a link to the current college catalog and/or some other certification of accreditation (this documentation can be uploaded in the online application).

Each prospective member must obtain recommendations from two NACCAP member institutions. Each sponsoring member institution and individual of that member institution must be in membership status for at least three years.

Once the Institutional Membership Application has been submitted to the Membership Services Coordinator and all required recommendations have been received, the file will be submitted to the Governance Committee for review.  Once approved by the Governance Committee, the files will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval.  A 3/4 vote of the Board of Directors is required for membership.

What is an associate membership ?

Associate memberships are open to individuals who affirm the NACCAP Principles of Good Practice and are personally committed to the ideals expressed in the NACCAP Doctrinal Statement. This type of membership is available to individuals who are not associated with an eligible NACCAP institution. Associate membership would be an ideal fit for a vendor or individual wishing to be connected to NACCAP.  An Associate member is a non-voting member and cannot serve on the NACCAP Board of Directors. Associate members receive limited member benefits.  They are not eligible for participation in or receiving the results of the enrollment surveys or participation in the fairs. Online applications will be received by the NACCAP Coordinator of Member Services and will be recommended to the Board of Directors, where a 2/3 vote is required for approval. Anyone working at an educational institution, whether or not that institution is a NACCAP member, may apply to be an Associate Member.

How do I maintain my membership?

Each NACCAP member must annually renew its membership by completing the Membership Renewal process on the NACCAP website.  This process will indicate the member's continued acceptance of and adherence to the membership criteria. As a form of renewal, the name of the institution’s Chief Enrollment Officer or Guidance Counselor is required. Failure to complete the renewal process by the date set by the Board of Directors will result in the member college being placed in an inactive membership status.

Each member college shall pay annual dues of an amount stipulated by the Coalition. Failure to pay dues by the date set by the Board of Directors will result in the member college being placed in an inactive membership status for a maximum period of two years. Subsequent membership will require full application.

Failure to adhere to the membership criteria of the organization may result in termination of membership. Removal of a college requires a vote of the Board of Directors. If this action occurs, the membership of the college in question is suspended until the next scheduled business meeting of the Coalition at which time a majority vote by members present to ratify the earlier action of the Board of Directors will remove the college from association membership. Those schools whose memberships have been terminated by Coalition action may apply for reinstatement after two years.

All decisions regarding termination of membership may be appealed in writing to the Board of Directors. The appeal must be received thirty days prior to the next regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting.

What is NACCAP’s Doctrinal Statement?

  • We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of the living and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

What are the annual dues for NACCAP members? (calendar year)

High School (traditional 9-12) $75.00 / year

College, University, Graduate School or Seminary / year:

  • 1-500 Students: $350
  • 501-1500 Students: $375
  • 1501+ Students: $400

If Graduate/Seminary/Adult Studies membership is added to parent school membership, additional Graduate/Seminary dues per year are:

  • 1-500 Students: $250
  • 501-1000 Students: $275
  • 1001+ Students: $300

Individual / Associate Members $150.00 / year

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